The playlist – the tracks of the week at OTR HQ
Tracks from Tim Buckley, Carriages, Gesaffelstein, Seratones, Unloved, Bibi Bourelly, Anderson Paak and many more
The Beatles “Revolver” (EMI)
The Beatles at play in 1966 in honour of the late, great producer George Martin
Tim Buckley “Starsailor” (Straight)
A jump into the deep end on Tim Buckley’s 1970 album as the singer-songwriter adds avant-garde shapes, jazz freakouts and out-there vocal stirrings to his folk-rock template. A pity a bunch of wimps chose this album as the name of their band.
Bibi Bourelly “Sally” (Def Jam)
Rihanna’s German co-writer shows her own smarts with a fuzzy blues holler. One of the acts to watch out for in the SXSW despatches.
Gesaffelstein “Aleph” (Parlophone)
Released in 2013, Mike “Gesaffelstein” Levy’s debut album still rocks with great, nagging, infectious melodies pulled together from sheets of dark, cold, industrial, minimal, horrorcore techno.
Young Earth “Wanna Be Your Man” (Soundcloud)
An indie-pop wham-bam which gets better and better with every listen from the Dublin band who were a recent OTR new music pick
Seratones “Necromancer” (Fat Possum)
Another of the bands we reckon people are going to be going nuts about at SXSW next week
Unloved “Guilty of Love” (Unloved)
Taking a break from soundtracks and dancefloor-facing tunes, David Holmes recruits vocalist Jade Vincent and instrumentalist Keefus Ciancia for a new band romoing through moody rock noir and 1960s girl group elan.
Anderson .Paak “Malibu” (Steel Wool/OBE/Art Club)
The album of 2016 so far
Carriages “Like A Child” (Self release)
Beautifully warm new track from Dublin duo Harry Bookless and Aaron Page pushing field recordings into the heart of a gorgeous melody.
Gregory Porter “Holding On” (Blue Note)
A new gorgeous version of the song he worked on with Disclosure from the mighty singer’s forthcoming new album “Take Me To the Alley”,
The OTR Spotify playlist: the tunes we’ve given the thumbs up to over the last few weeks. New tracks added weekly. Note: no money has exchanged hands for placement on this playlist.